Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 07/2008

Turkey and the EU - Four Scenarios: From Train Crash to Full Steam Ahead

Kirsty Hughes

September 2006

Chatham House


This report analyses the factors leading up to the EU-Turkey accession talks and explores four possible outcomes:

It assesses the political environment in the EU, Turkey and Cyprus and considers the different political and policy choices that the key actors will face this autumn, and the implications of the main scenarios that may unfold.